RDG+Partners and Employee Retention Solutions Become 1RDG

Rebranded Firm to Operate as a Unified Financial Center, Providing Full Range of Management, Compliance, and Advisory Services Under One Roof

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15, 2024—As a reflection of their integrated service model, RDG+Partners and Employee Retention Solutions have unveiled a new brand: 1RDG, the financial center (1RDG.com). Together, the firm’s team of multidisciplinary experts collaborate to deliver one holistic financial solution for clients, delivering a unique experience as they provide a full range of management, compliance, and advisory services.

“At 1RDG, businesses can access experts in every field of financial services and feel confident in knowing we’re working together to help them meet their goals. We have transitioned from an accounting firm to a one-stop financial center,” said John Rizzo, Managing Partner, 1RDG. “Business owners are focused on the core operations of their business. They don’t have time to coordinate between different firms for different services. Without outside service providers communicating on a consistent basis, it is less efficient for the organization, and there are undoubtedly missed opportunities to reduce costs, maximize profit and grow and protect wealth. We saw a need in the market, and we are proud to be at the forefront of providing clients with this type of comprehensive offering.”

The rebranding to 1RDG is the latest milestone in the firm’s evolutionary history. Originally founded as an accounting firm in 2005 by Rizzo and Partner Brian DiGiacco, the firm has grown to include eight partners and has expanded to offer its full portfolio of services and expertise, including accounting, tax and estate planning, consulting, human resources, payroll, and employee benefits. 1RDG’s uniquely aligned service offering also includes retirement planning and wealth management through a strong relationship with RDG Capital Management*, a preferred affiliate co-located within 1RDG’s office space.

“RDG+Partners has a strong reputation in the community, and we are elevating it with 1RDG,” said Cory Raggi, Chief Operating Officer at the firm. “We made the decision to unify our service model and rebrand with our clients and our team at the forefront. The best service will come from a full commitment to a unified approach—all our experts working collaboratively to craft personalized strategies to help ensure success for each and every client.”

As 1RDG, the firm is also focused on enhancing the growth and development of its staff. Current and future team members will gain a cross-functional depth and breadth of experience that is atypical of the industry, opening doors for prospective roles in leadership, operations, and more.

“We are excited about the opportunities we can offer to highly motivated and talented accounting and finance professionals looking to advance their careers in ways they can’t find anywhere else,” said Raggi.

1RDG will continue to operate out of its 18,000-square-foot headquarters at 10 Winthrop Street in Rochester. For more information, visit 1RDG.com.

*RDG Capital Management is an affiliate of 1RDG. Should you choose to engage the services of RDG Capital Management, separate agreements and fees may apply.​


About 1RDG

1RDG, the financial center, offers a unique service model that provides a completely unified approach to management, compliance, and advisory in order to help businesses navigate challenges, gain momentum, and achieve long-term success. 1RDG services all of its clients’ financial needs, including accounting, tax and estate planning, consulting, human resources, payroll, benefits and wealth planning. Its partners are John Rizzo, Brian DiGiacco, Christopher Gamble, Timothy Hern, Whitney Baniewicz, Ryanlynn McCollum, Nathan Pensgen, and Kate Kenney. For more information, please visit 1RDG.com.